Despite an earlier plan to commit on his birthday, September 13, Syracuse Orange football target Darius Robinson used his Twitter feed to announce that he was not ready to commit just yet.
Wow! First of I would like to thank God for putting me on this earth and just my family for keeping me going all the time ❤️.... finally 17 ✔️ thanks for all bday wishes as far as football I’m just not ready to commit ! Decision coming soon tho promise pic.twitter.com/cdGsGHboD6— Darius Robinson (@Darius5Robinson) September 13, 2018
Robinson, who attends Canton High School (in Michigan) is listed at 6-foo-6 and 250 pounds, and routinely man-handled opponents in his junior year highlight film.
The current prediction from 247sports has Robinson at an 86/14 split between Michigan State and Syracuse, leaning toward Michigan State.
Among current 2019 commits, Syracuse has pledged just one defensive end, 3-star DE/OLB Ishmael Goulbourne from Palm Beach Gardens’s Dwyer High School.
Defensive line is not a position of need necessarily in the 2019 cycle, as the Orange are only projected to lose redshirt senior Chris Slayton. Still, a big-bodied prospect like Robinson would not be turned away should he choose to sign on with Dino Babers and staff.
To all those that were excited about a possible commitment tonight, your wait will only be expanded one day. Another three-star defensive line target, Jason Blissett (from New York), will be announcing his commitment on Friday at 3 p.m. ET, per his Twitter feed.
Tomorrow...3pm— LII (@RealBliss52) September 13, 2018
If you are into reading too much into things, the hurricane emoji may symbolize a long anticipated pledge to the Miami Hurricanes. Losing out on both Blissett and Robinson would not be the worst thing in the world, but may be a reality considering the prestigious programs Babers & Co. find themselves competing against. Recruiting in the ACC is not supposed to be easy, and has been a little slow of late, with Syracuse’s current 12-man class ranking 71st in the nation according to 247sports. Securing commitments from both (or even one of) Robinson and Blissett could do wonders for Babers’s current class, and impact recruiting in the next few years as well.